My current workflow for dealing with dvds
As previously stated, when it comes to watching movies I don’t like dvds or blurays. However I also don’t like piracy so back in the dvd days I bought a lot of dvds and these days – even though streaming and digital purchases is a thing – I buy a few important movies as blurays.
I recently had a reason to revisit my workflow for dealing with dvds and turning them into mp4-files. Here’s the new workflow that results in a video file that’s playable in QuickTime, on iDevices and a bunch of other devices and that has subtitles that can be turned on or in QuickTIme and iDevices.
- Rip the actual movie from the disc using MakeMKV.
- Transcode the file to an H.264 using HandBrake. Use the appropriate setting for the framerate and resolution.
- Make sure to include the Swedish subtitles, but don’t burn them in.
- Import the new file into Subler1, set all tracks to passthru except the subtitles that’s instead set to be ORC scanned.
- Export the final video.